THE OBJECT OF THE SEASON The Map of Prague in 1885

THE OBJECT OF THE SEASON The Map of Prague in 1885

Place:
Main Building

Date:
9. 8. 2016 – 27. 11. 2016

As part of THE OBJECT OF THE SEASON series, a pictorial ‘monumental’ map of Prague of 1885 will be displayed on the first floor of the Museum’s main building.

Published shortly after 1884, the remarkable map of Prague stands out among the historical maps of the metropolis. Not only does it include the newly joined Holešovice-Bubny suburb, but it also depicts all the important buildings of Prague in detail. The six sheets of the map depict the traditional historical sights as well as recently completed bridges, horse-drawn tramlines, and places that have changed completely over time, e.g. the Petřín slope prior to the construction of the funicular.
 

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